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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Lots of delicate snowflakes in this thread in need of a safe space.

Posted by Ron Liberte on June 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

To a Evangelical Christian mocking their faith , or what you call "good natured ribbing " is the same thing as someone making comments about your wife or daughter in a salacious manner . You just don't do it if you have any decency or class. And then apologizing afterwards when the person knows that none of you mean it. That's slap in the face #2.

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Posted by Marilyn Lewis on June 23, 2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department

Kudos to Councilman Keith Waring for standing up! In this day and time, not having effective representation on important committees to reflect constituents/voters in Charleston County is disappointing, Mr. Mayor. Operative words:. Efective, representation, voters.

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Posted by Wilma Bryan Sykes-Brown on June 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

This article NOT once lists what are some of the Policy positions of this Mr. Cunningham!
And there is the problem in USA, Republicans and Democrats run on Shtick that:
"They are against career politicians..." and not much else.

When the FACTS are that: Republicans: Trump, Ted Crazy, etc. are either complete lunatics or WORSE! And Obama/Clinton Democrats are a FRAUD.

About TEAPublicans being lunatics: ABSOLUTE proof of this comes from conservative parties in Europe, Canada, Australia, Israel, etc., because ALL these Conservative parties are 100% for their Government run Universal Socialized Healthcare (NHS), what Republicans call "Socialism" or "Communism" and oppose. So either ALL Conservative parties in Europe, Canada, Australia, Israel, etc. are "Socialists or Communists" or Republicans in US are complete lunatics. AND why ALL Conservative parties in Europe, Canada, Australia, Israel, etc. are all 100% for their NHS? Because it SAVES 50% on cost of health care while giving health care to all their People (FREE) for Taxes they pay.

About Obama FRAUD: ABSOLUTE proof of this comes from them passing a Healthcare plan proposed by Ultra right-wing of the Republican party (aka Heritage Foundation), which plan lead to RomneyCare, but it is NOT even as Socialized as RomneyCare! As a result of which Healthcare plan Obama passed has made little improvement in the catastrophe that Healthcare was and is for 100-Million+ Americans.

Yet Republicans & Wall Street Media are playing such Con Job on US, to call this plan they proposed, a watered down version of which Obama Fraud passed, this exact opposite of NHS, to be "Socialism"!

For more: http://www.realnewspost.org/sa.php?a=34034
Or Google or Anoox:
Why all Conservative parties, in Europe, Canada, Australia, Israel, etc. are all 100% for their NHS

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Posted by Dean Major on June 23, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

What kind of POS reporter actually takes joy in that classlessness? What a complete loser

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Posted by Kyle Butler on June 23, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Yep, a jab at Tebow is a swipe at Jesus

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

I'm not an avid baseball fan...but I was totally impressed with the "apologies" of all of the Riverdog Fans who expressed their sincere apologies on behalf of the city AND the team. Those of you who did....are the real class acts here....Right along with Tim Teebow. His faith is ALWAYS an inspiration....and so are the Riverdog fans that care enough to offer their class act apologies.

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Posted by KatyBug Frodin on June 23, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

"Snowflakes" = a term used by the intellectually challenged due to a lack of a cogent argument.
"Libertards" (sic) = a derogatory term used by someone disrespectful of the mentally challenged using their disability as an example of unfitness.

Liberals strive to help, share and care for the disadvantaged while conservatives strive to hinder help to the disadvantaged, because it nullifies their power over them. Given this, why are so many xtians on the conservative bandwagon? Because they are CINOs (xtians in name only), for they really are only interested in helping their own kind and themselves - or forcing the "lost" non-xtian into conforming to their tenets.

When I was growing up, xtians helped and loved almost everyone in the community. Today they hate everything non-xtian and that's deplorable.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 23, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “The Agenda: RiverDogs say they're sorry for Tebowing; Norman wins close SC-5 contest; Clemson license plates

Republicans complained for years about Obamacare being created and "shoved down throats" behind closed doors. I'm sure the same people clamoring for transparency back then will be leading the charge for an open and honest debate of this new healthcare bill.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 22, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

"Ron Liberte: "I contribute nothing but my vacuous snarkiness"

Create account to post vacuously snarky comment about someone else's vacuous snarkiness. Irony, shame and self-awareness totally lost. Look no further than this as the reason people like Mark Sanford remain employed.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 22, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “The Agenda: RiverDogs say they're sorry for Tebowing; Norman wins close SC-5 contest; Clemson license plates

Tim did not get where he is by being a cry baby. He can handle anything the promoters of the Riverdogs can dish out....and then some. Believe me, he is basking in the limelight and his fellow members of the team are really enjoying the full houses he is bringing in. The old saying about any kind of publicity is good...even bad publicity...fits Tim to a "T". Good luck, Tim, and I hope your future is in baseball.

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Posted by localhutch on June 22, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Of course he will support Pelosi...especially if he ever wants any money from the DNC. That woman is a liability to the DNC, and will watch it fall further and further into disrepair in the next year. Why any Democrat, especially one with no name, would try and challenge Sanford is questionable. He'll spend a lot of folks' hard-earned money from the Snowflakes and Complainers of the libertards, and then fall flat on his face.

Save yourself time and money and wait until the DNC can show itself to be a member of a club that anyone would want to be a part of.

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Posted by localhutch on June 22, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Ron Liberte: "I contribute nothing but my vacuous snarkiness"

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Posted by Robert Cochran on June 22, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department

Whoever this religious group is, I doubt they will get anything but lip service when they "demand" this and "demand" that. Are they willing to fund a "special audit? No, I doubt it. They obviously were formed to irritate the City of Charleston, and have done so in a huge way. I hope the City Council, despite a few backers of the CAJM's wishes, stays on track and does what is best for the city, and not what is best for this minor league bunch of complainers.

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Posted by localhutch on June 22, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Foghorn Leghorn: "Hypocrisy is fine as long as it's hypocrisy I agree with."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 22, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

A lot more than what is reported in your story. I posted the following on my own FB page regarding the incident:

My family and I have been going to Charleston RiverDogs games for ten years now. We moved to Summerville in 2006, started going to games the next Spring.

Both of my daughters have grown up at The Joe. Our Charlie T. Riverdogs mascot hat is always a hit (they haven't sold this hat in years so we always get comments). We always buy lots of (boiled) peanuts and cracker jacks... and we root (root, root) for our home team.

Face painter Susan Fedor has probably paid for a vacay with the amount of money we've spent on paintings and balloons over the years.

So it was with the usual fervor that I arrived at The Joe last Friday. Tebow was the cherry on top because I am a Gator. Fans were lined up waiting to get a glimpse of him. Kids stood watching pregame warm ups, baseballs in their little hands, hoping for an autograph and / or a pic with him.

Then the game started.

At first I, like everyone else, laughed at the shenanigans. The Columbia Fireflies players were all dubbed "Not Tim Tebow" on the Jumbotron. HALLELUJAH played loudly when Tebow went to bat. (The church version, not the Panic! At The Disco version!)

But then they kept it up.

On and on, they kept pushing the line. The other players for the Fireflies were basically made fun of for being nameless nobodies living in the shadow of the second coming of Christ. Seriously.

The NAME THE FIREFLIES game was ridiculous. They plucked a young lady wearing a #TeamTebow shirt from the stands and stood her atop the Fireflies dugout. They offered her a dollar for every one of their team members she could name.

She named one. Guess who it was. This was followed by much guffawing from the announcers.

And this wasn't the only game played to mocked the 'nameless' members of the 'Columbia Tim Tebows' team. Yeah, the Charleston announcer called them that.

Charlie T. Riverdog mocked the 'Tebowing' fad and donned eye black.

The antics quickly crossed the line from good-natured ribbing to out-right bullying of a man (and his teammates) that brought in the Riverdogs' largest crowds (and biggest paychecks) of the season.

We try to teach kids to be fair and have good sportsmanship. But the kids in attendance this weekend saw something else. Anna even asked me why they were 'picking on' Tim Tebow so much.

The Post and Courier's Jeff Hartsell tweeted the following Sunday: "6,557 out to see Tim Tebow and @ColaFireflies v. RiverDogs, bringing 3-game total to 21,145. 3 biggest crowds of season for @ChasRiverDogs"

The Riverdogs were selling standing-room-only spots. They had Tebow Fireflies shirts for sale in the crowded gift shop. Beer, peanuts, and nachos were going like mad. Money was being exchanged hand over fist.

And yet they still bullied Tebow. And his team.

As a longtime Lowcountry resident and Riverdogs fan, I was embarrassed. I left The Joe Friday night completely disgusted, having witnessed a low I would have expected from the Greenville Drive, but not from *my* team. I vowed not to go back.

So to Tim Tebow, his teammates, coaches, and trainers, and to visiting Fireflies fans: I am deeply sorry. That is not how we treat people in Charleston. That is not who we are.

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Posted by P.J. Paras on June 22, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Stanford is a less than perfect candidate, but Cunningham while "saying" he will not voting for Pelosi as leader, will happily fall in line, follow the direction and vote with those of his colleagues Keith Ellison, Hank "Flipping Guam" Johnson, Maxine Waters, Jan Schakowski, Jim McDermontt and our own John Lewis.

A dressed up liberal pretending to have financial restraint, just knows how to get his hand in your pocket easier. To mangle an expression, better the lesser angel you know, than the devil in sheep's clothing.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 22, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

The RiverDogs act like classless asses, and the Charleston City Paper writers, never one not to pipe in and pile on, wants to make sure everyone doesn't forget who the real classless asses are in town.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Charleston has hit a new low. When did their so called "sports fans" become such simple minded groupies. Is it the acceptance of behavior that we so often over looked because some one professes to be an "athlete" or is it the liberal trash that the Post and Courier is known for? Have the powers that be been more interested in money than preserving what at one time was known as "The Holy City" but has now become a place unrecognizable to it's own citizens. There is only one place to take children to watch true athletes participate in sporting events and that is The Citadel. Competition at the Citadel is not about acting like undisciplined children but growing the leaders of tomorrow.

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Posted by Glennis Anderson on June 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

You know your old when you can remember Mark Sanford railing against career politicians, and demanding Bill Clinton resign because he broke his vows marriage, but I still can't understand why the 1st district can't do any better than reelecting
this self absorbed flake after he stole taxpayer money to visit his mistress while he was supposed to be running the state. Not to mention he enlisted in the SC National Guard to set an "example" for his sons, than promptly quit once his unit was called up for deployment in Iraq. Not much if any of a sense of duty or honor in him. Good luck to his opponents.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on June 21, 2017 at 11:44 PM
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